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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Ash Wednesday 2011

Are we a good read?

"We might be the only Gospel many people ever read." 
-- Pope Benedict XVI, from Ash Wednesday, 2011 homily at Santa Sabina in Rome

Santa Anselmo
On Ash Wednesday, Pope Benedict XVI continued an ancient tradition, processing from Santa Anselmo Church on the Aventine Hill in Rome, to the beautiful 5th-century basilica of Santa Sabina. Here, he presided at Mass and imposed ashes on the faithful. His words, above, have me really considering Lenten resolutions...

Article about Ash Wednesday service with Pope Benedict XVI in Rome